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Il Gallo d'Oro

Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
+351 291 707 700
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the 2 Michelin star establishment within the Cliff Bay hotel. It is expensive however the food is truly fantastic. Unfortunately our experience was somewhat tarnished by staff trying to sell us a bottle of Madiera for 67 euros before...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a wonderful experience with excellent food and fine dining at its best.Service was excellent as was the location and food was creative and delicous.Really enjoyed my time here and on this beautiful island.

Thank robmacintyre65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfull creations from the chef, an experience thoughout the whole menu, accompanied by the wine suggested by the sommelier, every dish explained by Alla, very friendly and an outstanding performance

Thank phendrickx25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true 2-star Michelin experience. Quite exceptional and inventive and wonderfully professional yet friendly service from a dedicated team who genuinely love their jobs. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank TheGally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommended the food is superb. The restaurant staff are very friendly and explained each course as it was served and it was nice to see the chef at the end if the meal

Thank Marian U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must if you stay at the Cliff Bay! Well presented food with lots of different tastes. We had a window table which was a bonus. Staff explained each course well. Well worth the expense!

Thank Fiona and Derek H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was our second visit with a year in between. Yet again it was a fabulous experience with every aspect top class. The location in The Cliff Bay Hotel is a beautiful place to sit out on the terrace for a pre meal aperitif....More

Thank robin e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Il Gallo D’Oro during our honeymoon in Madeira in May 2018 and it was incredible! Unfortunately we did not get a seat with a view, but the servers were very attentive and the food was delicious! A well deserved 2 star for the...More

Thank Bbhansen
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Ok this will be too expensive for many but if you can afford it the quality is really top class and the two Michelin stars are no exaggeration of its stature. The wine pairings are good and the pourings generous so you might be unable...More

Thank AJMC_56
Reviewed May 8, 2018

2 Michelin stars says everything! Absolutely great food and when paired with wines for each course (4 to 6) is enhanced even more.A delight to dine here with wonderful knowledgible staff.

Thank andrewhowden
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October 13, 2016|
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Response from IsabelTM | Reviewed this property |
I asked for a gluten free dinner, I had been invited by someone who had ordered beforehand, so they did not have time to change the menu but they did suggest a different one and it was delicious.
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April 18, 2016|
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Response from tvlr754 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - he is fantastic and treats everyone in an exemplary way. He cares about your experience in Il Gallo and does everything he can to make it a memorable experience. Front of house service is superb...
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February 12, 2015|
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Response from antoniopais | Property representative |
Rose Garden - Buffet restaurant smart-casual Il Galo d'Oro -the Michelin Star restaurant- formal dress code, Jacket and Tie. Warm regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$93 - US$151
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 147 | The Cliff Bay, Funchal, Madeira 9004-532, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 707 700
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The Il Gallo d'Oro is the gourmet restaurant belonging to the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay [Funchal, Island of Madeira, Portugal] Since 2004 the cuisine has been under the guidance of French Chef Benoît Sinthon. In 2009, Il Gallo d'Oro was awarded the first Michelin star on Madeira, an award which has been renewed yearly until 2017, year in which the restaurant is distinguished with 2 Michelin Stars. The sophistication of the Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine that has resulted combines regional products with top-quality ingredients from other regions on the Iberian Peninsular. The wine list, which boasts more than 300 top wines, was distinguished in 2013 by coming in second place in the National Wine Lists Competition. Vegetables, fruit, aromatic herbs and flowers from the region highlight the key role fresh produce plays in his cuisine combined with high quality products from various other regions of the Iberian Peninsular.we recommend use of jacket or tie for gentlemen. Opening times: From Monday to Saturday from 19.00 to 22.00
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